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On now until Sunday 17 September 2023
Open during State Library opening hours:
Monday: 9am to 5pm
Tuesday: 9am to 7pm
Wednesday to Friday: 9am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12 to 5pm

Please note we are closed on public holidays.
Treasures Wall, Spence Wing (Level 1)
Free entry
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State Library of South Australia

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A special collection of children's tea sets, a Teddy Bears’ picnic and cookery books are now on display for young folks to see. Forming part of the Sweet and Savoury exhibition, be inspired by these displays and design your ultimate party menu at the family table in the Treasures Wall area.  

Would you really serve Green Eggs and Ham at a party? What about Tom Kitten baked in a Roly Poly pudding? A tea party is a wonderful way to host a party. Will your party be a Teddy Bears’ Picnic, or a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party? 

These toys and books about food could give you some ideas to help you with your party menu and think about what yummy foods you might have at your party.

The items on display are from the Children’s Literature Research Collection, a special collection of books, games, toys, and ephemera representing the reading and play interests of South Australian children from days gone by.

How do I get to the State Library by public transport?

The 'State Library, Art Gallery, Museum' tram-stop is just outside the State Library. There are bus stops close by near the War Memorial on North Terrace. The closest train station is the Adelaide city station on North Terrace.

You can plan your journey via Adelaide Metro.

Is there car parking near the State Library?

The nearest car park is Wilson's Adelaide Central car park, 225 North Terrace, next to David Jones.

There is paid metered street parking along Kintore Ave and Victoria Drive.

Where is the wheelchair and stroller access?

Access to the Spence Wing first floor and the Mortlock Chamber is via the lift in the glass foyer entrance of the library.

There is on-street disabled parking available in the nearby roads. View more information and maps of Adelaide City Council's Disability parking for permit holders.

How do I check if the Mortlock Chamber is open when I plan to visit?

The Mortlock Chamber may close for private events, check our opening hours for any closure times.

When it is open you can visit the Mortlock Chamber on the ground floor to look at the exhibition bays.  The upper levels of the Mortlock Wing include quiet study areas.

Is there a cafe at the State Library?

Yes, the State Library Cafe is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm and Saturdays from 12 to 4pm.

Press Union Dinner, 1955
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Sweet and savoury

menus from the collections of the State Library

On now until Sunday 17 September 2023

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Free entry

Party menu
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Design your ultimate party menu

On now until Sunday 17 September 2023

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Free, no bookings required

Discover a Dish
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Discover a dish

A pop up display within the Treasures Wall

On now until Sunday 17 September 2023

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Free, no bookings required